Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jurisdiction

2 senses of jurisdiction

Sense 1
legal power, jurisdiction -- ((law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law; "courts having jurisdiction in this district")
       => power, powerfulness -- (possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade")

Sense 2
jurisdiction -- (in law; the territory within which power can be exercised)
       => district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion -- (a region marked off for administrative or other purposes)

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